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Rajouri killing: Search operation for terrorists intensified

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Jammu: Search operation has been intensified in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir to track down the terrorists involved in the killing of a man belonging to the Gujjar community, officials said on Tuesday.
The incident occurred on Monday night when the victim, Mohammad Razaq (40), came out of a mosque in his village Kunda Top under the Thanamandi police station area. Razaq’s brother, Mohammad Tahir Choudhary, is a soldier in the Territorial Army, police said.
While Razaq succumbed to his injuries, Choudhary escaped unhurt, they said.
The police, army, and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) soon after the incident and intensified the searches in the area with the support of sniffer dogs and aerial surveillance to track down the terrorists, they said.

LeT terrorists behind killing of Govt employee in Kunda Tope

Police announces Rs 10 lakh reward for sharing information about terrorist

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for anyone sharing information about terrorist involved in killing of Govt Employee in Kunda Tope Rajouri.
A man was shot dead by terrorists in Rajouri district on Monday night, officials said.
“Two LeT affiliated terrorist barged into the house of one Territorial Army official in Village Kunda Tope, which is at a distance of around 2Kms from famous shrine, Shahdra Sharief,” official said adding that the brother of TA official, namely Mohd Razaq was shot dead by the terrorists in the aftermath of TA official getting slip from their clutches.
“Criminal case in FIR No.48 under Sections 302, 120b, 121a, 122, 458 IPC; 7/27 IAA and 13,15,16 UAPA has been registered at PS Thanamandi of District Rajouri,” official said adding that investigation to track down each and every person involved in this terror act has been set into motion.
“During investigations credible evidences have been obtained, which identify one of the terrorist involved in committing this act as “foreign terrorist” with code name Abu Hamza,” official said.
Police along with SFs deployed in the twin districts of Rajouri-Poonch Range are working in close synergy to neutralise this group and dismantle their support ecosystem.
“Anybody sharing any specific information about terrorist involved in the terror attack at Kunda Tope Rajouri shall be rewarded with Rs 10 lakh,” a bulletin issued by the police said.


According to the officials, Tahir could have been the target but his brother got shot.
Vehicles are being thoroughly checked, and people are being subjected to frisking at various checkpoints in the district, they added.
A criminal case has been registered in FIR under sections 302 (murder), 120A (conspiracy to commit an offence), 121B (waging war or attempting to wage war against the Government of India), 122 (collecting arms with the intention of waging war against Government of India), 458 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night after preparation for hurt, assault, or wrongful restraint), the Arms Act, and sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) at the Thanamandi Police Station, officials said.
Razaq’s father, Mohammad Akbar was also killed by terrorists 19 years ago in the same village. Akbar worked in the Social Welfare Department, and Razaq was given a job by the government on compassionate grounds in the same department, they said.
Meanwhile, the security forces busted a terrorist hideout in the village of Azmatabad in Rajouri district last week. They recovered eight Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), two wireless sets, and some ammunition, officials said.
Rajouri and Poonch districts have witnessed targeted attacks by terrorists on the army and civilians in the past few years, they added.

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